that guy in class who constantly adds irrelevant and stupid comments during the lecture
I would love to be her friend.
This is what I have been saying for years.
Where as GI Joe’s biceps are bigger than his waist and he only ever does one masculine male power fantasy thing. >_>
and honestly I never paid attention to Barbie’s size as a kid, but all my barbies were successful business women like the ones in the telenovelas my mom liked to watch. I never thought Barbie was supposed to be a “real” woman anymore than I thought animated characters like Minky Momo were supposed to represent real people in a realistic way. I always assumed she was stylized.
My mom obsessing over her weight actually affected me a lot more.
Someone finally said it
While the whole ‘career woman’ Barbie idea is a great plus, it doesn’t render the body ideal perpetuated by toys completely uncriticizeable,
The fact that Barbie is thin, able bodied, white and conventionally attractive - no matter what she’s doing, and most dolls are - still sends a powerful message out there to children. Look up a concept called ‘hegemonic femininity’ sometime.
And before you go ‘there’s a Black barbie!’ - she still has caucasian features, is thin and lanky, and has smooth straightened hair.
We’re not criticizing the fact she’s thin like it’s a bad thing to be thin either, what needs to be criticized is the fact an ideal that is unrealistic for 90% of women to attain is being set.
*burns eyes off* *maintains pristine eyebrow game*
i don’t care
call me intelligent
tell me my laugh is contagious;
that i made you smile
tell me i have something to offer